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March: 18 albums you need to hear this month

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  • Words: Mixmag Crew | Photo: Rhodri Brooks
  • 1 March 2018
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Creep Show 'Mr Dynamite' (Bella Union)

Beware – Creep Show aim to tease and seduce, with the dark, incendiary electronica of ‘Mr Dynamite’ harking back to the anything-goes post-punk aesthetic of the late 70s. The work of Benge, Tuung’s Phil Winter, Cabaret Voltaire frontman Stephen Mallinder and everyone’s favourite mellifluous alt-crooner, John Grant, they ensure the record never stands still, from the slinky ‘Modern Parenting’ to ‘Tokyo Metro’ and its angular, 8-bit electro. The closing diptych, headed by ‘Fall’, is breathtaking: its tumbling synth groove conjures an enchanting Kraftwerkian vision, before ‘Safe And Sound’ arrives. Grant, in that familiar baritone, then ponders love, life and the universe to a shuddering ‘I Feel Love’-style rhythm and beautiful, Eno-esque chords. Stephen Worthy

8/10

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